Echoing for ecology
October 30, 2022
Green Action Week brings out the diversity of cultures. It celebrates each partner’s campaign which are always designed according to their country’s concrete conditions. The importance of addressing these with a systemic and holistic perspective is also raised. This touches on national governance and influencing policy to favor sustainable pathways.
Address climate inaction, fund the People’s Green New Deal
September 22, 2022
To guarantee that everyone benefits from our transition to a greener future, a strong and comprehensive policy framework like the People’s Green New Deal is required. Substantial new public spending and re-directing of private spending is also needed to finance this.
A vegan’s musings on Earth Day
April 22, 2022
There exists a complexity to achieving sustainability and harmony with nature. I shall remain vegan, but the next time I say Itadakimasu, I shall put the farmers, peasants and workers right at the heart of my gratitude.
IBON Executive Director on the People’s Green New Deal resolution (HR 2362) filed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives
November 17, 2021
IBON Executive Director on the People’s New Green Deal resolution (HR 2362)
filed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives
Climate action is alive and well in peoples’ struggles
November 17, 2021
Tokenistic and “greenwashed” programs that prioritize profit over people’s well-being and the sustainable use of the environment and resources can not ensure the protection of the people and the planet.
Initializing urban farming
October 23, 2021
IBON and the Asuncion Perez Memorial Center Inc. have been setting up urban farms in Metro Manila. These community gardens in the city are inspired by the rural Bungkalan.
We will green more backyards
October 16, 2021
From idle or sweat-and-blood-stained rural land
greened by united farmers’ hands
To urban Church grounds, factory belts,
mass housing patches, informal decks,
Add to the school plots, herb and vegetable walls,
rooftops and flowerbeds,
We are greening more backyards.
Who is afraid of degrowth?
A Global South economic perspective
October 12, 2021
Environmental scientists, economists, academics and social movements have been talking about “degrowth” as an approach in dealing with the climate crisis. The concept makes perfect sense, but it has provoked doubts and objections, even among well-meaning environmentalists.
September 1, 2021
As relocatees, struggling families, church groups and as disabled persons, these communities are determined to grow food in the backyard or in shared lots regardless of size. This will not only bring food to the table. In time and with due perseverance, selling and sharing of produce may be possible.